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Politicians and the Egalitarians : The Hidden History of American Politics (Unabridged) (CD/Spoken Word)

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Historian Sean Wilentz presents two key insights that together reveal a clearer, much-needed vision of American political history. First, partisanship has almost always been a feature of American history and in fact has made possible the nation’s greatest social reforms. There is little to be gained from a “post-partisan” political world. Second, the recent attention to economic inequality has a long history. From the founders’ generation to the present, America’s egalitarian tradition has appeared and reappeared like an underground river.

This egalitarian tradition has triumphed?in the Civil War and Progressive eras, the New Deal, the Great Society?not through some sort of bipartisan partnership nor through outsiders’ vital protests, but through contentious yet effective party politics. As he did in The Rise of American Democracy, Wilentz masterfully ties together the key figures and moments of American history to completely refresh our thinking about this nation’s political and moral character.

Edition: Unabridged
Number of Pages: 10125
Genre: History, Political Science, Social Science
Format: AudioCD
Publisher: Highbridge Co
Author: Sean Wilentz
Language: English
Street Date: May 17, 2016
TCIN: 51713420
UPC: 9781681681825
Item Number (DPCI): 248-33-2648
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